Set amidst the mountains of Sri Lanka, the city of Kandy offers an unforgettable holiday where you can enjoy stunning natural beauty, rich culture, and plenty of thrilling escapades!
Popular amongst locals and tourists alike, Kandy can be found at an elevation of 1,600 feet above sea level and is around a 3.5 to 4-hour drive or bus ride from the commercial capital, Colombo. One of the best ways to get here is to take the train which offers breathtaking views up the mountains.
Don’t miss the opportunity to surround yourself in nature and properties the likes of Hunas Falls overlook mountains that makes a stay more special. You can easily find accommodation be it for couples or families catering to diverse budgets. Do book your hotel in Kandy, Sri Lanka in advance, especially during the peak season (December to April).
Things to See
The Sacred City of Kandy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its key attraction is the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Other temples on note include the EmbekkeDevalaya and LankatilakaVihara. The beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens in Peradeniya, bustling Kandy Market, and tranquil Kandy Lake are worth visits too.
Things to Do
Amongst the best things to do in Kandy is to witness the annual EsalaPerahera (July / August). Nature lovers can enjoy trekking at Hunasgiriya Mountain orUdawattakele Sanctuary, taking boat rides on a lake or birdwatching at places like Shaheen Peak. Some hotels even offer guided night walks to spot exotic nocturnal creatures!